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Young mother accused of turning dryer on with her 2-year-old son inside

Posted at: 03/26/2013 10:45 AM
Updated at: 03/26/2013 1:32 PM

A 17-year-old mother is accused of turning on a clothes dryer while her two-year-old was inside. Another resident pulled the boy out.

The child's mother is Jasmine Brown. She was taken to the Monroe County Jail. Her bail is set at $50,000.

Gates Police say Brown allowed her son to climb into a dryer on Saturday at a group home for young mothers in Gates. The group home is run by St. Joseph's Villa.

Officials say the dryer was on for less than 30 seconds before another resident took him out. He was not hurt.

Jasmine Brown is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.

Contacted by phone, St. Joseph's Villa said because this is an open investigation, they can not comment at this time.